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Sestina

You
used
to
love
me
well.

Well,
you—
me—
used
love
to . . .

to . . .
well . . .
love.
You
used
me.

Me,
too,
used . . .
well . . .
you.
Love,

love
me.
You,
too
well
used,

used
love
well.
Me,
too.
You!

You used
to love
me well.

Credit


From Night Holds Its Own. Copyright © 2016 by Ciara Shuttleworth. Used with the permission of Blue Horse Press.

Author


Ciara Shuttleworth

Ciara Shuttleworth is the author of the chapbook Night Holds Its Own (Blue Horse Press, 2016).

Date Published: 2018-09-10

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/sestina